Los Angeles Clippers guard Chauncey Billups suffered a torn left Achilles tendon Monday night and will miss the remainder of the season, the team announced Tuesday.
"I feel sick for him," coach Vinny Del Negro wrote in a text to ESPNLosAngeles.com's Ramona Shelburne.
Billups suffered the injury with 5:59 left in the fourth quarter of the Clippers' 107-102 overtime victory over the Orlando Magic on Monday. An MRI on the tendon Tuesday in Cleveland revealed the severity of the injury.
It's a punch in the gut to be sure, but Mo Williams has been very solid in his role this season and he'll pick right up where Billups left off. Now if Chris Paul suffered this kind of major injury, THEN it's time to hit the panic button!
And as he cradled the ball, the Heat player on the left grabbed one arm, the Heat player on the right grabbed the other, while a third punched him in the head and took the ball. (I would call that a mugging, totally...)